Curfew Imposed In Meghalaya For The Second Time As Death Toll Rises To 3

Publish On: 01 Mar, 2020 05:43 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

SHILLONG: Incidents of violence arose in the state of Meghalaya when a 37 old man got killed on 1 March 2020 i.e. today. Officials have claimed that this was the third death due to violence in the state.

Re-imposition of curfew occurred in the state and its outskirts.

Police reported that the recent incident happened when the 37-year-old got attacked by "anonymous outlaws" in the Eastern District of Khasi Hills in Meghalaya during daybreak. Violent cases are being reported from other parts of the state and different regions as well.

Mobile internet services pertaining in the area of East Jaintia Hills, West Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, Ri-Bhoi, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills have been revoked. These are 6 out of 11 districts of the state.

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Police officials from the locality mentioned that the named of the deceased victim was Uphas Uddin. He got critically injured after being attacked by 3 unknown miscreants at his residence situated in Pyrken village under Shella police station. After being brought to the hospital the victim was already reported dead.

Another attack happened on the same day, where Rajua Karim, 31, who was recruited at the Meghalaya Basin Development Agency at Mawthabah experienced serious injuries. The patient got admitted to the hospital early in the morning.

Rupsang Dewan, 29 was a victim of getting stabbed to death at a market in Shillong on 29 February 2020. He was a migrant worker and lived in Barpeta area of Western Assam.

The state fell prey to another incident where a petrol bomb was thrown at a household society of Lakshmi Bareh, Pynthorbah Block 4, Shillong. Luckily there were no injuries or property damage in the area.

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It was also reported by the police that another violent episode took place on 29 February 2020, where 7 people got injured as a team of masked goons began stabbing innocent individuals in the capital city. Some even vandalised shops and vehicles of the area.

An official reported, "In a clash on Friday between KSU activists and non-tribals in Ichamati area (under East Khasi Hills District), a KSU activist Lurshai Hynniewta sustained critical injuries. Subsequently, he succumbed to his injuries at a health centre in Sohra (Cherrapunjee)."

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The police further reported that clashes amongst KSU members and non-tribal individuals occurred during a meeting regarding anti-citizenship amendment act (CAA) and pro inner line permit (ILP). It was held on 29 February 2020 at the location of Ichamati.

District Deputy Commissioner M. War Nongbri said, "The prohibitory orders would continue until further orders."